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The Man Who Saved The World (Turkish Star Wars) 1982

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The Man Who Saved The World (Turkish Star Wars) 1982

Sometimes called Turkish Star Wars, and also known as The Super Adam Who Saved Earth, Space Hero Lion Man or Turkish Lionman. This is a complete rip off of Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers'79, Flash Gordon'80, The Black Hole and Raiders of the Lost Ark all rolled into one astounding mess. Has a lot of stock footage lifted from old trailers for Star Wars, The Magic Sword and others; While also displaying costumes that resemble Flash Gordon's Ming, Star Wars' Darth Vader and Galactica's Cylon Centurions. Two star are defending Earth in a space battle and are shot down on a desert planet where they find a cantina full of rubber masked aliens and people living under slave conditions. There is a sort of rubber version of Robby The Robot who is the enforcer for the Ming like ruler. Many of the padded rubber costumes recall the movie Super Inframan and it has an overall similar feel. There are explosions happening everywhere the characters turn and some very strange martial arts type fight and then some living mummy's actually show up in an Indiana Jones-like cave sequence.
Not a very good print. The sound goes out of sync in places. Sorry. There probably aren't any good prints as this is known to be an "abandoned" film. (Probably out of embarrassment as the Turkish film industry has come a long way since 1982). No copyright appears on this film anywhere. .

Run time 92 minutes 21 seconds
Audio/Visual sound


Reviewer: TheManWhoSavedTheWorld - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2015
Subject: So much better without tampering!
The original version without the added junk is on YouTube:

I love this movie so much!
Reviewer: RipJarvis - - December 25, 2014
Subject: What I'd like to do.
Would love to get a group of my Stand-Up comic friends and do a "What's Up, Tiger Lily" with this. Ah, if only the time would offer itself up to me.
Reviewer: jake1951 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2014
Subject: The Man Who Saved the World
No one took Luke Skywalker to a strip joint, so
Betmen Yarasa Adam remains the best Turksploitation movie on the Archive. I do give it three stars for its integrity toward is own badness.
Reviewer: FoxyGrandpa - favoritefavorite - November 24, 2014
Subject: Yes, it is tampered with
The added sound effects don't even match the sound quality of everything else in the film. It is altered and I doubt they'd put a picture of the poster at the beginning and then put STAR WARS and "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away..." at the beginning. And the opening title that says "THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD" (which isn't even the correct title) can be perfectly reproduced in Windows Movie Maker.

Anyway, 2/10. I would have given a 1 if it wasn't so entertaining.
Reviewer: tohofan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2014
Subject: This is how it has always looked and sounded
I felt the urge to point out that this movie is exactly the same as it was when I watched it back in the late 80's . Nobody but the producers of this movie have added sound effects or title cards . This is simply how this bad movie looks and has always looked . Some of the acting is done live in front of Star wars footage . Stop whining about movies unless you know what you are talking about.
Reviewer: CoreyRuehling - favorite - November 5, 2014
Subject: Looks Like George Lucas Changed This One Too
Being a huge fan of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, I found this film to be hilariously awful, but as a previous reviewer has pointed out before, this file has some issues: It has some homemade titles at the beginning and throughout the film, there are obnoxious sound effects that are - believe it or not - more obvious than the special effects Lucas added to the original Star Wars films. If anyone could upload an unadulterated print, that would be most pleasing.
Reviewer: Jose_Leitao - favorite - April 12, 2014
Subject: This movie has been tampered with.
This movie has been re-edited, redubbed in parts and has all sorts of main titles in the beginning put there by someone using Windows Movie Maker. It has funny and annoyingly loud sound effects put in, like monkey shouts, springs and electrical zapping noises. I wouldn't recommend it if you're interested in watching this movie. I also think this should be taken down from as it is against the point of this website which is to preserve, and not allow random people to deface movies and use this website as their personal hosting service.
Reviewer: mohamid - favorite - June 27, 2012
A total ripoff of Star Wars. This could be a lot
of fun but for the bad video quality and Turkish
audio. Volume varies +/- 80%.
Reviewer: o0OcrazyjakeO0o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2012
Subject: Thanks
Its fun to invite friends over and make fun of these types of films, but why did you re-edit this and add sound effects and new music
Reviewer: picfixer - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2011
Subject: Grand theft copyright
Worst film edting in the history of the known universe. The first ten minutes are migraine inducing. The next thirty minutes are fun in an Ed Woodish/Manos sort of way. But then it goes on, and on, and on… If you stick all the way to the bitter end, see how many blatant copyright violations you can spot. I counted 47.

Three stars just because I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
Reviewer: recarter64 - favorite - May 26, 2011
Subject: Awful
Just awful,THE worst film ever!
Reviewer: DoctorBotanus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2011
Subject: You can hear the projector!!!!!! LOL
When the two guys are fighting in space you can hear the sound of the projector running when its projecting the space scenes behind them. Apparently the sound was recorded live.
Reviewer: Strandlund - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2011
Subject: My Favorite "STAR WARS" film...
It really is...!
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